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Head Above Water

A few years ago, my wife and I went on a week-long vacation with my brothers and family, staying at an amazing hotel in Montana. Our room had two queen-size beds, so we had the children sleep in one so that we could quietly make love in the other. We had sex nearly every night […]

Coastal Adventure

My wife and I are doctors, so the current health situation has us understandably stressed us. To prevent going off the deep end, we decided to take a few weeks off to spend with our family. If the virus consumes us, we at least want our kids to have great memories to treasure. So we […]

On-Call Room

The surgery was busy that day. Midnight came, and my husband, Tyler, had been operating for over seven hours. I was on call and had an hour before my next surgery. With no time to drive home, I called and spoke with my kids for a few minutes. My eleven-year-old son was at a sleepover […]

“Tied” Down (L)

This post contains strong language (L). You can read more about annotations in our Guidelines. I was reading a book when my husband came home with my eleven-year-old son and ten-year-old daughter.  The three of them had been away for a week and a half—ten days, to be precise. I remained home because, as a […]